Summer 2020 - LING 323 D100

Morphology (3)

Class Number: 1576

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM

    Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM

  • Prerequisites:

    One of LING 301W, 309W or 482W.



Word structure in natural languages and its relationship to phonological and syntactic levels of grammar.


This course will establish foundations in morphological analysis, providing descriptive and analytical techniques for analyzing the internal structure of words. These foundations will be used to solve problems in typologically different morphological systems. Linguistic argumentation skills will also be taught and evaluated via in-class tests, short take-home assignments, and a short final paper.


  • Due to COVID-19, remote instruction has changed grading requirements to:
  • Tests were 30% of grade. Now revised to: 20%
  • Quizzes were 10% of grade. Now revised to: 20%
  • Assignments were 30% of grade. Now revised to: 25%
  • Participation 5%
  • Final Project (Outline & Bibliography, peer review, final product) 30%
  • No Final Exam


Assignments: These short homework assignments will focus on data analysis. Late assignments will not be accepted.
Reading Quizzes: The quizzes arebased on the assigned reading.
Tests: There will be two (2) tests focusing on data analysis that must be completed within the assigned time period. You must ensure that you have functional internet access at this time. There are no make-up tests and you may not write the exam early. There will be no final exam.
Final Paper: Students will select one of the provided prompts and write a short paper (~2,500 words). 

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities at
Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.
All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.
Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (



Haspelmath, Martin & Andrea Sims. 2013. Understanding Morphology 2nd ed. London: Arnold.
Additional articles made available on Canvas

Registrar Notes:


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Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning ( or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.